Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"On The Road" to have North American Premiere at TIFF

From today's TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Press Release:

On The Road Walter Salles, France/Brazil                       North American Premiere
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On The Road tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast-talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of it – the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women, each adding meaning to their desire for a new way of life. The screenplay is by Jose Rivera (Academy Award nominee for The Motorcycle Diaries), while Executive Producer Francis Ford Coppola has been developing the project since 1978. Also stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. 

Charles Gillibert, Producer for On The Road, tweeted:
"#OTR in Toronto the 6th of septembre, this one will be special !"

The Festival runs Sept 6-16th. Film Schedule will be out August 21st. For more information head to the TIFF website.
Thanks to @larry411 for the heads up! :)

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